Walsh is Getting Back Into Business

Ruby Walsh has been sidelined for over four months with a broken arm, but on Monday he has been given the all-clear to return to action at Roscommon.

Ruby, the top Irish jockey, sustained the injury in a fall from Celestial Halo in the Aintree Hurdle at Liverpool in April, right on Grand National day.

He was hoping to come back and to participate in the Galway Festival three weeks earlier than it was planned but his surgeon urged him to wait a bit longer.

“He went to see his surgeon, Mr. Quinlan, on Wednesday and he gave him the all-clear to resume at Roscommon next Monday,” Jennifer, his sister and agent, told At The Races.

“It wasn’t actually the fall that caused the damage. It was a horse coming along behind him and stood on top of him and broke his arm in three places.”

“It was the three breaks that took the time to heal which is why it has taken longer.”

But finally Ruby went back last Wednesday and the surgeon fully supported him in that.

“He’s been riding out for the past 10 days for his Dad (Ted) and at Willie Mullins’ yard, so he’s ready to go on Monday.”

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